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01-31-2005, 06:36 PM
We are planning a week vacation away from home. Because of medical reasons, my daughter cannot have grains (even sprouted). I have no idea what to make for meals for us. I used to make bread and make sandwiches (which I cannot make now because they had sprouted grains in them). I need stuff that will hold up to the trip there, hold up to being in the basket of the stroller throughout the day, and stuff that is FILLING. I am hoping to not have to stop to eat while driving there (or back). And I am hoping that the foods are not too messy (as the children are ages just turned 2yr, 3yr, and 5yr). Snacks are also great!
I have the Tribest Personal Blender, and access to a Walmart for groceries. I will not have a dehydrator once there (but I can make stuff at home to take with us). I prefer not to have too many dehydrated foods as my girls need to drink and drink after that and access to bathrooms while driving are sparce.
Thanks for any recipes! I do have Alissa's book and can check out most books from the library (so you can mention a recipe and a book/page number). And of course any of your own would be great.
01-31-2005, 08:40 PM
I also do not let my son have any grains, raw or not. You can make dehydrated nut crackers for something filling. There is a recipe in Raw Kids that my children like. The Walmart here has had some great fresh fruit...pineapples, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, grapes etc. that you can cut up ahead of time. My two year old eats this most of the day. You can take a thermos of nut milk, which is filling. Do they eat salads? My little ones love it, although I know some small children don't. Do you let them eat nuts? Also raisins are good. Mine also like to dip cut up veggies in a healthy dip. It could get kind of messy in the car, though, unless you stop to eat it.
02-04-2005, 10:20 PM
Wow. You have quite a challenge on your hands. I got a recipe out of Carol Alt's book for an apple dessert. In short, you cut an apple in half, core out enough to make a 'bowl', and dehydrate 12-24 hours (I did 15 and liked a lot). The filling is a mixture of nuts, dates, honey and you put inside the apple and eat. I would think that you could make up enought to last a couple of days. Good luck!
02-04-2005, 10:51 PM
what about flax? Can they have flax? If so, make flax crackers and breads...Alissa's banana flax crackers with almond butter and bananas...Mmmm! What I do for my husband's snack at lunch, I take the banana crackers and cut or break them into large pieces, spread almond butter on two crackers and maybe add some banana or dehydrated banana slices or raisins on top of one of two crackers and then put the other on top to make like little "sandwiches".
Veggie crackers...there's a bell pepper cracker recipe on this forum (just type those words into the "Search" to locate it) and there are no grains in that, but those crackers are YUMMY...kinda like "Cheez-its" or something in a way. I made those once and put Alissa's marinara sauce on them and my kids said they reminded them of Crazy Bread (from Little Caesars). Maybe having a container with a tightly sealed lid for dipping.
Almond butter balls from A's book are also good and quite filling after just a couple of them. A little messy probably in the hands of little one's, but nothing baby wipes won't fix!
Those are just a few suggestions...hopefully you can use one or two of 'em!
02-05-2005, 09:58 AM
If you can use flax fr your babies, I posted an apple-spice bread recipe which was a copy of the onion bread recipe. Also, do you guys do dates - with a little almond butter taste like a desert.
Sharon in Colorado
02-05-2005, 10:04 AM
Are you guys driving all the way? It's like a 17 hour drive, for sure. We've done it, and there are plenty of stops along the way. My whole family is really good about driving long distance. I'm the bad one! LOL... I have to stop at almost every rest stop along the way because my bladder tends to kick in when I'm sitting in a car.
Everything will be fine, don't worry. Just make sure you're stocked up when you leave for the road. California has tons of food available, tons of health food stores and healthy restaraunts. Try to take it easy and just enjoy the trip.
02-06-2005, 09:12 AM
Yes, they can have flax. Thanks for the ideas!
Sharon - yes we are driving all the way, which is why I want lots of treats and meals for the girls. I also thought about brining a young coconut and letting them drink the water and scoop out the flesh. They can do that on day one. :)
Sharon in Colorado
02-06-2005, 12:38 PM
I need to tell you about an IGA store called "Spring Farms" in Long Beach where we used to live. It's probably about 20 minutes from Anaheim depending on the time of day. They sell tons of produce dirt cheap plus 99 cent young coconuts. They are on the corner of Palo Verde and Spring, right near the 405 and 605 freeways. If you are on the 405 you exit Palo Verde and go East about 1-2 miles. Before you get to Spring, you take a right intot the lot were Rite-Aid is.
Then, right across the street diagonally there is a store in the Albertson's strip mall called "Vitamin City". They sell all organic produce there really cheap. It is also like a mini-health food store, with all kinds of other grocieries and supps. You don't want to miss that place either!
So on your way back, it'd be worth it for you guys to stop over there. Maybe you can pick up a case of coco's for the Rawkies??? :-)
Print this out and take it with you!
02-07-2005, 08:50 AM
THANK YOU SHARON! I will definately talk to you more about this soon!!! I want to get as many details as possible so I can find my way there! LOL!!
02-09-2005, 12:45 PM
I didn't see the date that you will be leaving, so I may be too late, but my granddaughters love these finger foods.
Sliced apples, dipped in lemon juice then dehydrated, they keep forever.
Any fruit leather. I know these are dehydrated, but kids love them, they are not messy, and taste great, easy to put in a baggie for the road.
Any fresh fruit, the less messy ones are the crispy type ones, like pears, apples, bananas are great, but messy, and oranges are just a big juice fest.
Unless you are stopped, I would give them something they could hold and nibble and not be too sticky, like apples and pears.
Flax crackers with almond butter and fesh berries, or berry jam is great, although a little messy.
The best way to feed kids in the car is to give them each a bag with several baggies in them, each baggie has a food in it, they will love looking through all of their baggies to find which one they want, and they like to open and close the baggies too, so they have something to do.
You can make cashew cheese spreads that are pretty thick, so they don't drip, they are more like a soft cheese, and taste great on crackers.
I also like the good old standbys of celery and carrot sticks, jicama sticks, zucchini sticks, cauliflower and brocolli flowerettes, pretty much any kind of veggie will travel well in a baggie, and can be cut to kid size.
almond butter is a great dip, especially with raisins.
Usually kids travel better than most adults.
They just want to know what is going on, and if they can see out of the car, they will keep themselves amused with all kinds of questions.
good luck, and keep us posted,
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